Tribal Government

SaginawChippewa Indian Tribe Council

The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe Council is committed to providing information of interest to all its members, both on and off the reservation.

Our Tribal Council
( l to r:) Bill Federico, Theresa Jackson, Louanna Bruner, Sergeant-at-Arms Kenny Sprague, Treasurer Craig Graveratte, Sub-Chief Julius S. Peters, Chief Ronald F. Ekdahl, Secretary Frank J. Cloutier, Chaplain Diana Quigno-Grundahl, Lindy Hunt, Jennifer L. Wassegijig and Ron Nelson

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Information Technology: Training
Information Technology: Training
The IT Technical Training Division is available to assist all associates within the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe's organization. Our goal is to support and aid associates with their job duties and help them understand and effectively utilize the Microsoft Office Products. We offer a variety of instructor led Microsoft Office training sessions, such as Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook and Publisher. We also offer ongoing Keyboarding courses to increase your typing efficiency.

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A selection from the Ziibiwing Cultural Center
A Ziibiwing Center Collection
With the help of our contributors in 2007, the ZC Collections Committee acquired 1,483 artifacts that are beneficial to the cultural and spiritual well-being of the tribe.

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Human Resources

The Human Resources Office of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe handles all recruitment, application and job placement for individuals interested in seeking employment here. There are a wide variety of available opportunities. The tribe supports an array of activities similar to what you find in any municipality, including hotel and gaming enterprises, governmental services, and educational administration.

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Job Hotline
Employment Center

Native National News

Trump signs order creating task force on missing and murdered Native Americans

President Trump signed an executive order establishing a task force to address the rash of violence against missing and murdered American Indians and Alaska natives, an issue the administration has been focusing on in recent months.
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Joy Harjo Will Give Her Inaugural Reading As 23rd Poet Laureate Consultant In Poetry

Joy Harjo is the first Native American poet to serve in the position—she is an enrolled member of the Muscogee Creek Nation. The event will be live-streamed on the Library’s Facebook page at and its YouTube site (with captions) at
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Holiday Movie Night
Published: 12/6/2019 11:00:00 AM - Youth Task Force

Friday Dec 20, 2019 | 5:30p-9:30p | Family Resource Center
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Holiday Craft Workshop
Published: 12/4/2019 8:30:00 AM - 7th Generation Programs

Dec. 4 & 5 | 5 - 8 p.m. | Seventh Generation
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Press Release - Tribal Council 2019-2021
Published: 12/3/2019 4:30:00 PM - Council

The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribal Council Elect was sworn in today, Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at the December General Council Meeting.
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Housing 2019 APR
Published: 12/3/2019 10:05:00 AM - Housing Report

Live Webcast : 2019 Tribal Council Swearing-In
Published: 12/3/2019 9:11:00 AM - Council

December 3, 2019 at 9 a.m. in the SECR Entertainment Hall.
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Saginaw Chippewa and State of Michigan to Begin Co-Management of the Sanilac Petroglyphs Historic State Park
Published: 12/3/2019 9:04:00 AM - Public Relations

Monday, December 2, 2019, Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Chief Ronald F. Ekdahl was joined by Department of Natural Resources representative Sandra Clark to sign a ground-breaking Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
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Give Kids A Smile Program to Provide Dental Care for Children
Published: 12/3/2019 8:54:00 AM - Nimkee Clinic

February 7th, 2020 | 8:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M | Nimkee Dental Clinic
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Anishinabe Performance Circle Graduation
Published: 12/2/2019 2:55:00 PM - Ziibiwing Cultural Center

Tue Dec 10th | 6p | Andahwod
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Texas Roadhouse - 10% Night
Published: 11/26/2019 1:15:00 PM - Education Dept.

Sunday December 1st | Noon-10pm | Texas Roadhouse Mt Pleasant
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